3. Electronic Cash Ledger
(1) The electronic cash ledger under sub-section (1) of section 35 shall be maintained in FORM GST PMT-3 for each registered taxable person on the Common Portal for crediting the amount deposited and debiting the payment therefrom towards tax, interest, penalty, fee or any other amount.
(2) A registered taxable person, or any other person on his behalf, shall generate a challan in FORM GST PMT-4 on the Common Portal and enter the details of the amount to be deposited by him towards tax, interest, penalty, fees or any other amount.
(3) The deposit under sub-rule (2) shall be made through any of the following modes:
(i) Internet Banking through authorized banks;
(ii) Credit card or Debit card after registering the same with the Common Portal through the authorised bank;
(iii) National Electronic Fund Transfer (NeFT) or Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) from any bank;
(iv) Over the Counter payment (OTC) through authorized banks for deposits up to ten thousand rupees per challan per tax period, by cash, cheque or demand draft:
Provided that the restriction for deposit up to ten thousand rupees per challan in case of an Over the Counter (OTC) payment shall not apply to deposit to be made by–
(a) Government Departments or any other deposit to be made by persons as may be notified by the Board/Commissioner (SGST) in this behalf;
(b) Proper officer or any other officer authorised to recover outstanding dues from any person, whether registered or not, including recovery made through attachment or sale of movable or immovable properties;
(c) Proper officer or any other officer authorized for the amounts collected by way of cash or cheque, demand draft during any investigation or enforcement activity or any ad hoc deposit: Provided further that the challan in FORM GST PMT-4 generated at the Common Portal shall be valid for a period of fifteen days.
Explanation.– For making payment of any amount indicated in the challan, the commission, if any, payable in respect of such payment shall be borne by the taxable person making such payment.
(4) Any payment required to be made by a person who is not registered under the Act, shall be made on the basis of a temporary identification number generated by the proper officer through the Common Portal and the details of such payment shall be recorded in a register in FORM GST PMT-5, to be maintained on the Common Portal.
(5) Where the payment is made by way of NeFT or RTGS mode from any bank, the mandate form shall be generated along with the challan and the same shall be submitted to the bank from where the payment is to be made: Provided that the mandate form shall be valid for a period of fifteen days from the date of generation of challan.
(6) On successful credit of the amount to the concerned government account maintained in the authorised bank, a Challan Identification Number (CIN) will be generated by the collecting Bank and the same shall be indicated in the challan:
Provided that where the bank account of the concerned taxable person, or the person making the deposit on his behalf, is debited but no Challan Identification Number (CIN) is generated, the said person may represent electronically in FORM GST PMT-6 through the Common Portal to the Bank or electronic gateway through which the deposit was initiated.
(7) On receipt of CIN from the authorized Bank, the said amount shall be credited to the electronic cash ledger of the registered taxable person who, or on whose behalf, the deposit has been made and the Common Portal shall make available a receipt to this effect.
(8) Any amount deducted under section 37 or collected under section 43C and claimed in FORM GSTR-2 by the registered taxable person from whom the said amount was deducted or, as the case may be, collected shall be credited to his electronic cash ledger as per rule
(9) Where a taxable person has claimed refund of any amount from the electronic cash ledger, the said amount shall be debited to the electronic cash ledger.
(10) If the refund so filed is rejected, either fully or partly, the amount debited under subrule (9), to the extent of rejection, shall be credited to the electronic cash ledger by the proper officer by an order made in FORM GST PMT-2A.
Explanation,- For the purpose of this rule, a refund shall be deemed to be rejected if the appeal is finally rejected or if the claimant gives an undertaking in writing to the proper officer that he shall not file an appeal.